Bilderberg is an annual event with which the Empire coordinates its activities. The corporations and organizations represented at Bilderberg can be traced back to the intelligence network of the Guelph monarchs and aristocrats who created the illusion of modern democracy and capitalism.
The alphabetical list published by Bilderberg provides almost no context. That is why I arrange the names according to industries and comment on them.
Netherlands, His Majesty the King of the (NLD)
A few years ago Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated after 33 years and handed the reign over to Crown Prince Willem-Alexander. The House of Orange-Nassau married into other noble families with great zeal, worked hand in hand with the Guelphs and conquered Britain shortly before 1700 in a swift move. In 1714, King George I. was installed as the first Hanoverian Guelph on the British throne. The Prussian Prince Bernhard, founder of the Bilderberg Group, schemed his way into the Dutch royal house before World War II. Queen Beatrix’ husband Claus von Amsberg was also a German aristocrat. King William I. founded the Netherlands Trading Society in 1824, an organisation for opium trading in the colonies. The enormous family fortune of the Oranians goes back to this era. It was revealed that Queen Beatrix’s personal lawyer, Frits Salomonson, had laundered millions of Bruinsma drug money with the help of shell companies. The politician who spread these revelations, Maarten van Traa, died shortly afterwards in a mysterious car accident. Solomonson was investigated as part of the Rolodex investigation into SM parties and bizarre activities with minors. The great-grandfather of Friso’s maternal side, a German prince named Hendrik, is said to have raped and impregnated his own daughter, Queen Beatrix’s mother. There are accusations against the family regarding the death of a young woman in Friesland in 1999. The case of Marianne Vaatstra is the unsolved murder case par excellence. Willem-Alexander is much more cautious than his two brothers. Officially, he deals with “global management of water” for the United Nations. The World Trade Organization is to create a global framework for controlling drinking water. At a meeting of the International Institute for Sustainable Development at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in 2004, he sat alongside the German Bilderberger and Executive Director of UNEP Klaus Töpfer and discussed with him the “implementation of Agenda 21. In 2000, the same potter admitted that there was an “international consensus on global population control”.
Abrams, Stacey (USA), Founder and Chair, Fair Fight
An American Democratic Party politician. Graduated from Yale University. In March, she announced that she would also consider running in the Democratic primary election to be nominated for the presidency in 2020.
Tugendhat, Tom (GBR), MP, Conservative Party
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Georg John Tugendhat has been awarded the Order of the British Empire. He sits in Parliament and is Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee. His father was a High Court Judge, visited Cambridge and with a Henry Fellowship attended the infamous University of Yale (which dates back to the British Empire), became Queen’s Counsel in 1986 and Recorder of the Crown Court and then High Court Judge, Queen’s Bench Division and was knighted. The son Tom also went to Cambridge. His father-in-law is the leading OSCE mediator in Ukraine. He refreshed British military training and then ended up with the Intelligence Corps. He gained war experience in Iraq and Afghanistan and then served as assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff. He is a Brexit opponent and will probably talk about the security implications of a chaotic “No deal” Brexit scenario. He called the Skripal poisoning a “warlike act” by Russia.
Beaune, Clément (FRA), Adviser Europe and G20, Office of the President of the Republic of France
He is known as the man behind the French President Macron, as the string puller who also has a say in foreign policy. He consistently stays out of the spotlight. He comes from the elite school ENA and is supposed to know more about German politics than German politicians. Sylvie Goulard, Vice-Governor of the Banque de France, was his professor at the College of Europe. He did not want to join the EU Parliament, but could prepare for a different, much greater role.
Trzaskowski, Rafal (POL), Mayor of Warsaw
Liberal conservative Polish politician of the Civic Platform (PO) and since 2018 Mayor of Warsaw. Between 2013 and 2014 he was Minister of Administration and Digitisation. He once spent a trimester in Oxford. He was a Member of the European Parliament and Minister under the dangerous politician Tusk. The Bilderbergers hate the current government in Poland and want someone like Trzaskowski.
Teuteberg, Linda (DEU), General Secretary, Free Democratic Party
Linda is the shooting star and secretary general of the FDP party. Her colleague Lindner was at Bilderberg years ago. She received a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes, whose patron was Richard von Weizsäcker and is now President Steinmeier. Weizsäcker’s ancestor Karl Hugo had been ennobled by King Wilhelm II of Württemberg, who had studied at the Guelphen University in Göttingen and whose father descended from the Guelphen House of Saxony-Hildburghausem. Steinmeier recently declared war on conspiracy theories. Steinmeier himself studied at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen, Hessen, the Guelphens important home, where the CDU party’s magical money-laundering facility was located. The university was founded by Landgrave Ludwig V of Hessen-Darmstadt, the same family as the Russian tsars and almost the same family as the British throne from 1714. Richard von Weizsäcker made friends in the military with Fritz-Dietlof Graf von der Schulenburg (Welfe) and then studied at the guelphen-University Göttingen.
Sikorski, Radoslaw (POL), MP, European Parliament
Polish journalist and politician of the liberal-conservative Civic Platform (PO). From October 2005 to February 2007 he was a non-party Defence Minister and from November 2007 to September 2014 Foreign Minister of the Polish Government. Sikorski attended grammar school in his hometown and headed an internal strike committee during his time at Solidarność After graduating from high school in 1981, he left the People’s Republic of Poland and studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics with Leszek Kołakowski at Pembroke College, Oxford University. During his studies he was a member of the very exclusive and infamous Bullingdon Club. From 1986 to 1989 Sikorski worked as a foreign correspondent for the Spectator and Observer in Afghanistan, Angola and Yugoslavia. In 1987 he was awarded the World Press Photo Award for one of his photographs. From 1990 to 1991 he was Poland correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph and Poland consultant for the publisher Rupert Murdoch. Sikorski is married to the American historian and Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum and has two children with her. Anne is an expert on the Soviet era, the Gulags, the Holodomor, etc.
Rutte, Mark (NLD), Prime Minister
Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Studied at Leiden University, founded by Wilhelm I of Nassau-Orange (see also the current King of the Netherlands). Worked at Unilever. Total establishment type. In his career he had to coordinate everything with Queen Beatrix. He received the Belgian Order “Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Crown”.
Renzi, Matteo (ITA), Former Prime Minister; Senator, Senate of the Italian Republic
Italian politician of the Partito Democratico (PD) and President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic from February 2014 to December 2016. The Bilderbergers apparently want to get rid of Salvini. Renzi has a reputation as a cleaner who can renew Italy and fight corruption.
Ratas, Jüri (EST), Prime Minister
Chairman of the Estonian Centre Party and since 23 November 2016 Prime Minister of the Republic of Estonia, which lies in the Baltic and could quickly be conquered by Russia. Despite NATO membership, NATO would not necessarily seriously defend the Baltic. Ratas is the bearer of the Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau.
Medina, Fernando (PRT), Mayor of Lisbon
Portuguese economist and politician. Mayor of Lisbon.
Le Maire, Bruno (FRA), Minister of Finance
Minister for Economic Affairs and Finance. He has also been a diplomat and with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Directorate of Strategy, Security and Disarmament. He studied at three elite schools. He sits on the board of the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), many other organisations and is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).
Kushner, Jared (USA), Senior Advisor to the President, The White House
Trump’s son-in-law, Chabad member and highly controversial “advisor” to the president. Very loyal to Israel. He has apparently ensured that Chris Christie and his confidante are kicked out of Trump’s Transition Team. They speak of a “Stalinist purge. Christie had acted as a prosecutor against Kushner’s father for tax evasion years ago and two years of imprisonment resulted from that. Kushner is a New York real estate shark who, after generous donations from his father, was allowed to attend prestigious universities. He married Trump’s daughter Ivanka. She has been converted to Jewish faith for this purpose. In the election campaign Donald Trump had raged against influential banks and named various leading figures, which had earned him the accusation of spreading anti-Semitic clichés. His “special advisor” Steve Bannon is said to have raged privately against Jews, but this is not proven and he worked for the bank Goldman Sachs in the past. Kushner and Ivanka Trump visited the grave of the founder of the influential Chabad movement. Kushner is friends with media mogul Rupert Murdoch and billionaire Ronald Perelman, one of the richest Americans. Moreover, he seems to take a mediating position between Israel and the USA. Trump originally wanted to remain rather neutral in the Israel-Palestine conflict to find a lasting solution, but Kushner apparently exerted great influence here. Chabad is a Hasidic group or dynasty within Orthodox Judaism. Followers of the movement are called Lubavitch or Chabad Hasidim. The group has also been called a messianic end-time sect.
Kristersson, Ulf (SWE), Leader of the Moderate Party
Chairman of the Moderate Party.
Kramp Karrenbauer, Annegret (DEU), Leader, CDU
AKK might become Chancellor. She does not necessarily will. She has no obvious Atlantic connections like Merz and Spahn. But the Saarland, which she was allowed to administer, goes back to the network of the high nobility, which even established the Protestant church there as its own competition to the Catholics. Nassau-Orange played the decisive role here. The time of the French occupation is also relevant. The first president of the Saarland did not want the area to be German or French, but to be home to the EU institutions. He went back to the communist resistance, organized by the Eastern Bloc agent and propagandist Willi Münzenberg (the “red millionaire”).
Kaag, Sigrid (NLD), Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Since October 2017 she has been Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Cabinet of Rutte III. Mark Rutte is also at Bilderberg. From February to March 2018 she was also the provisional Foreign Minister. Previously she was a diplomat at the United Nations (UN) where she had a lot to do with Syria. She studied at the American University in Cairo and at Oxford. She worked temporarily for Royal Dutch Shell, the oil company of the Dutch monarchy. She sits on numerous boards of directors.
Hirayama, Martina (CHE), State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation
State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation (SBFI) in Bern. She is to integrate Switzerland more and more into the EU.
Henry, Mary Kay (USA), International President, Service Employees International Union
Fleming, Jeremy (GBR), Director, British Government Communications Headquarters
Chief of the British electronic spy service GCHQ, comparable to the American NSA. He was also vice president of MI5. In close cooperation with the American National Security Agency and other Anglo-Saxon organizations (so-called UK/USA/CA/AU/NZ alliance), GCHQ operates a global system for technical intelligence gathering. In July 2014, the Guardian reported on a number of programs that allow the GCHQ to manipulate the outcome of online polls, artificially increase traffic on websites, or automatically post on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google+. The FAZ reported in early 2014 that GCHQ plans to destroy or damage individuals and businesses through misinformation, sex traps and targeted reputational damage. According to Snowden documents, methods include luring people with sex offers into compromising situations (honey trap), publishing false information under their name on the net or sending e-mails to friends and colleagues under their identity. According to the Snowden documents, GCHQ, together with NSA, has access to internal networks of Deutsche Telekom, NetCologne, STELLAR Professional Communication Systems GmbH, Cetel GmbH and IABG. The GCHQ has detailed lists and overview diagrams of the internal network structure, which includes server passwords and the names of the responsible administrators. In 2014, the public prosecutor’s office in Cologne initiated investigations on suspicion of “spying on data”.
Maurer, Ueli (CHE), President of the Swiss Federation and Federal Councillor of Finance
President of the Swiss Confederation from the SVP party. Some consider him a tool of Christoph Blocher.
Donohoe, Paschal (IRL), Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform
Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Public Service Reform in Ireland. He previously worked at Procter & Gamble.
Davignon, Etienne (BEL), Minister of State
Bilderberg regular. A creature from Belgium who has worked in all sorts of companies. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission and was awarded the honorary title of Minister of State in 2004, securing him a seat on the Belgian Privy Council. His grandfather, Vice Count Julien Davignon, was Belgium’s Foreign Minister at the outbreak of World War I in 1914.
Champagne, François Philippe (CAN), Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Minister. Member of the Canadian Privy (Crown) Council of Queen Elisabeth of Great Britain. The Canadian Privy Council is located in the same building as the Prime Minister. The Council includes all current and former Cabinet Ministers, the Chairman of the Supreme Court and all former Governors General. Chairmen of opposition parties are also occasionally included. By law, all members of the oversight board of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service must also be members of the Privy Council. The Council was created in 1867 by the British North America Act and is modelled on the Privy Council in the United Kingdom. The guy Champagne was previously with the corporate giant ABB.
Ceviköz, Ahmet Ünal (TUR), MP, Republican People’s Party (CHP)
Turkish diplomat. The situation with Turkey after the failed coup attempt continues to deteriorate. Was in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, MA at the University of Brussels. Had a lot to do with Eastern Europe and the Russians.
Casado, Pablo (ESP), President, Partido Popular
Casado is in persistent trouble because of his dubious university degrees. It looks like he’s had his degrees thrown at him. The party is liberal-conservative. He himself is considered a neoconservative Atlanticist.
Adonis, Andrew (GBR), Member, House of Lords
He’s a baron, so he’s sitting in the House of Lords. Was an Oxford graduate and worked for Tony Blair. He demands a second Brexit vote. How to do that after Nigel Farage’s election victory and the Brexit Party is an interesting question. Corbyn from the Labour Party also wants a second referendum.
Arrimadas, Inés (ESP), Party Leader, Ciudadanos
Since the Catalan regional elections of 27 September 2015, in which her party won 25 out of 135 seats, she has been the leader of the opposition. She was against Catalonia’s independence. The Ciudadanos party has been politically active throughout Spain since 2015.
Buitenweg, Kathalijne (NLD), MP, Green Party
A Dutch politician from the GroenLinks party. She was officially formed in 1990 by a merger of four parties: the Communist Partij van Nederland (CPN) of 1909/1919, the Pacifist Socialist Partij (PSP) of 1957, the Politieke Partij Radikalen (PPR) of 1968 and the Evangelische Volkspartij (EVP) of 1981.
Wallenberg, Marcus (SWE), Chairman, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
The old-established Swedish Wallenberg family. Has stakes in several large Swedish companies. Worked for companies with Guelphen connections such as Warburg, Citicorp and Deutsche Bank. Between 2000 and 2015 Jacob Wallenberg attended the Bilderberg Conference every year. Studied at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He was trained as a lieutenant at the Royal Swedish Naval Academy.
Tucker, Mark (GBR), Group Chairman, HSBC Holding plc
The British HSBC Holdings plc is the seventh largest bank in the world and dates back to British colonial times.
Thiel, Peter (USA), President, Thiel Capital
US-American investor of German origin. In 2003, he co-founded Palantir Technologies, a company that develops data analysis software used by the U.S. government for intelligence and counter-terrorism activities. At the same time, he is chairman and since the end of 2014 the largest shareholder of this company. In June 2004, Thiel became the first investor to join Facebook with a $500,000 loan. In 1987, he founded the weekly campus newspaper The Stanford Review. Already during the 2008 election campaign, he supported Ron Paul, an advocate of the Austrian School, for his nomination as Republican presidential candidate. In the 2012 presidential election campaign, he was Paul’s biggest single donor, donating $2.6 million in Paul’s Super-PAC, and the Tea Party movement also received money from him. Since the beginning of 2015, Thiel has been investing in the growing cannabis market in the USA. For the 2016 Republican National Convention, Thiel was designated delegate for Donald Trump. Thiel is a member of the Steering Committee of the Bilderberg Conference.
Thiam, Tidjane (CHE), CEO, Credit Suisse Group AG
An Ivorian-French manager and former Ivory Coast minister. He has been CEO of Credit Suisse since July 2015.
Mazur, Sara (SWE), Director, Investor AB
Graduated from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Investor AB is a Swedish investment company founded in 1916 by the Wallenberg family, who still manage it today. The Wallenbergs are traditionally represented at Bilderberg.
Seres, Silvija (NOR), Independent Investor
Oxford degree. Worked with Silicon Valley companies.
Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. (USA), Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
Clinton consultant, civil rights icon, lawyer. One of the very few African Americans at Bilderberg. Not only does he now work for the Lazard Bank, but also for other large corporations. Life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Hobson, Mellody (USA), President, Ariel Investments LLC
Is on the board of DreamWorks Animation and Ariel Investments. Married Star Wars producer George Lucas.
Gnodde, Richard J. (IRL), CEO, Goldman Sachs International
Unspectacular-looking resume. Became Goldman’s boss.
Carney, Mark J. (GBR), Governor, Bank of England
Chief of the British Central Bank. The usual suspect degrees (Harvard, Oxford), 13 years with Goldman Sachs. He is an opponent of Brexit.
Achleitner, Paul M. (DEU), Treasurer Foundation Bilderberg Meetings; Chairman Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank since 31 May 2012. Following positions at the management consultancy Bain & Company and the investment bank Goldman Sachs, where he was most recently Managing Director of the German branch, he joined the Board of Management of Allianz AG in 2000. Deutsche Bank was recently fined by the FED for alleged money laundering for Russians. The bank is said to have lent Trump over 300 million. Lots and lots of documents are now to be handed over to the authorities.
Barroso, José Manuel (PRT), Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Former President, European Commission
Chairman, Goldman Sachs International: Ex-Communist, Portuguese politician and member of the EPP. Mr Barroso was President of the European Commission for two terms from 2004 to 2014. From 2002 to 2004 he was Prime Minister of Portugal. On 17 June 2013, Barroso, together with US President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and UK Prime Minister David Cameron, announced at a press conference on the sidelines of a G8 meeting the launch of negotiations between the EU and the US on the Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement (TTIP) as a “powerful demonstration of the intention to create a free, open and rules-based world”.
Botín, Ana P. (ESP), Group Executive Chair, Banco Santander
Executive Chairman, Banco Santander: Spanish manager and Chairman of the Board of Banco Santander. She gained her first management experience during her seven years with JPMorgan in the USA. Santander was the second largest financial institution in Europe by market capitalisation in 2012 and the third largest bank in the world in terms of profit.
Turpin, Matthew (USA), Director for China, National Security Council
The China expert on the US National Security Council. Trained at West Point. Was Chief of Asia-Pacific Strategy and Plans in Joint Staff and Chief of Crisis Response in United States Pacific Command. The situation has been heating up more and more for some time now and he should also be very familiar with North Korea.
Stoltenberg, Jens (INT), Secretary General, NATO
Two of Norway’s prime ministers come from his family. His father Thorvald Stoltenberg was a member of the Trilateral Commission. He attended a Waldorf school (!), had an inconspicuous career as a left-wing politician and ended up as NATO Secretary General for questionable reasons. Apart from basic military service he has no military experience. His sister was a communist in the group “Red Youth”. He demonstrated against the US embassy in Oslo during Vietnam time and several of his friends were arrested. The Soviet KGB once tried to recruit him, but it was probably only a preliminary file. It is hard to imagine that Stoltenberg could rise so far without work for Western secret services. His homeland Norway is now acutely threatened by Russia. In the last 25 years, the Western globalists have extremely disarmed Northern Europe and re-educated the population into left-wing wussies. Now, as NATO Secretary General, he is to meet Russia.
Sawers, John (GBR), Executive Chairman, Newbridge Advisory
A British diplomat and nobleman. From November 2009 to November 1, 2014, he headed the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6). In 1996 he joined the Foreign Service of the British Embassy in Washington. Until 1998, he headed a team dealing with foreign and defence affairs. From January 1999 to the summer of 2001, during the Kosovo conflict, he was Tony Blair’s foreign policy advisor and was also involved in the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement in the Northern Ireland conflict. From 2001 to 2003, Sawer was Her Majesty’s Ambassador to Egypt (under Muhammad Husni Mubarak), then special representative of the British Government in Iraq in support of the transitional coalition administration following the fall of Saddam Hussein. From August 2003 to 2007, Sawer was Political Director General of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Sawer’s work focused on UK policy in Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Balkans. From August 2007 to November 2009, he was the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom Government to the United Nations. Sawers led the UK team of the EU-3 negotiations on Iran’s nuclear programme. He is one of 89 people from the European Union who were banned from entering the country by Russia in May 2015.
Sarts, Janis (INT), Director, NATO StratCom Centre of Excellence
Expert on Cyberwar and Fake News, one of Bilderberg’s top topics this year. NATO Strategic Communications runs its own psychological warfare according to its own website.
Pottinger, Matthew (USA), Senior Director, National Security Council
Was a journalist and intelligence officer in the Marine Corps. He is an expert on China and speaks Mandarin. He was supported by General Michael T. Flynn, who was supposed to serve in the Trump administration. The NSC committee is often associated with serious influence and its usual venue, the Situation Room in the basement of the White House.
Leyen, Ursula von der (DEU), Federal Minster of Defence
Our Secretary of Defense is at Bilderberg again? Her reputation has become very bad with the voters. Born with the name Albrecht, she was not born in Germany, but in Brussels, Belgium, the heart of the centralist EU. That’s where she grew up. Her father Ernst Albrecht was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony from 1976 to 1990, before that a total insider in the predecessor organisations of the EU: in 1954 delegate of the Coal and Steel Community, in 1958 Head of Cabinet at the EEC Commission, in 1969 Director General of the EC. Ernst Albrecht is a great-great grandson of the Bremen merchant Baron Ludwig Knoop, who received his noble title from the Russian Tsar Alexander II. The Knoops’ Mühlental country estate was a meeting place for many distinguished guests (including the Prussian general Graf von Moltke). Ursula Albrecht was given the name “von der Leyen” by her husband, biotech entrepreneur and professor of medicine. The family dates back to the 12th century and was a Mosel descendant of the high nobility. Born in Brussels, Ursula and her EU father now command the miserable rest of the German armed forces. The aim of the EU elites is to create an EU army at the expense of the national armies.
Karp, Alex (USA), CEO, Palantir Technologies
Billionaire, head of Palantir, a U.S. software company that develops intelligent security and financial software. The main users of Palantir’s applications include security agencies such as the CIA.
Findsen, Lars (DNK), Director, Danish Defence Intelligence Service
Danish career intelligence officer. Wears the von Dannebrog 1st degree knight order. The Danish service is ridiculed, but it belongs to the Guelphen and thus to the largest secret service of the world.
Ellis, James O. (USA), Chairman, Users’ Advisory Group, National Space Council
The National Space Council was created under the administration of George H.W. Bush and is for warfare in space. This is one of Bilderberg’s top themes this year.
Daniels, Matthew (USA), New space and technology projects, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Knows about artificial intelligence and space travel, a top topic this year at Bilderberg. He does research with MIT and Stanford and NASA.
Baker, James H. (USA), Director, Office of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense
Not to be confused with the Ultra-Neocon James Baker III. James is a member of the CFR, was with Harvard and is an absolute military expert. The Office of Net Assessment began under President Nixon as the military’s internal think tank.
Zetsche, Dieter (DEU), Former Chairman, Daimler AG
Was Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG. Studied at the University of Karlsruhe, which goes back to the nobility of Baden and the Guelphen, and at the University of Paderborn. He sits on various boards of directors and at the Brookings Institution.
Jost, Sonja (DEU), CEO, DexLeChem
They call her the “Ambassador of Clean Chemistry.” DexLeChem is a start-up. “The engineer has developed a process with which, among other things, drugs can be produced in water. This is an important step that can herald the end of the oil age.” People murmur that Saxony’s banks are playing along. Saxony is home to the Guelphen.
Kerameus, Niki K. (GRC), MP; Partner, Kerameus & Partners
Highly distinguished attorney who previously worked at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP in New York on sensitive cases such as Enron, Fannie Mae, Merck (Vioxx), etc. She attended Harvard Law School.
Croiset van Uchelen, Arnold (NLD), Partner, Allen & Overy LLP
Allen & Overy is a global law firm based in London. The firm advised on the case of the resigning King Edward VIII, the first hostile takeover in the City of London, Deutsche Bahn against strikes by GdL, and Bank S. G. Warburg & Co. on the issue of the first Eurobonds by the Italian Autostrada.
Caine, Patrice (FRA), Chairman and CEO, Thales Group
Thales Group is an international company based in France and active in the military, aerospace, security and transport markets. The Group plays a key role in international technology programs such as the European Galileo satellite program and the SESAR aviation program. Thales is also a member of the United Nations Global Compact initiative.
Hoffman, Reid (USA), Co-Founder, LinkedIn; Partner, Greylock Partners
American entrepreneur and author. Hoffman is known as a co-founder of LinkedIn. In Silicon Valley, Hoffman is known as a person who has already taken a seat on every chair at the table. He was a junior product manager at Apple and Fujitsu, an executive at PayPal, an Internet service provider, a private investor, an institutional investor, founder and CEO of LinkedIn, a venture-funded company, and an independent board member of both private and public companies.
Hoffmann, André (CHE), Vice-Chairman, Roche Holding Ltd.
He is a clan leader and runs one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, which had the big breakthrough with benzodiazepines. For Hoffmann, London was not only important for his education. In the British capital he married the publisher Rosalie Coombe-Tennant BA, 39, and lived for many years in Kensington.
Leysen, Thomas (BEL), Chairman, KBC Group and Umicore
Belgian businessman with a degree from the Grusel-Uni Leuven; worked for various large corporations. KBC does banking and insurance. He also has a lot of influence on the media. Member of the Trilateral Commission, Steering committee of Bilderberg, European Round Table of Industrialists. Umicore NV/SA is a Belgian materials technology and recycling group.
Sabia, Michael (CAN), President and CEO, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec
Member of the Order of Canada. Has a degree from Yale. The Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec manages the assets of several public and semi-private pension funds, social insurance, accident insurance and property insurance.
Kudelski, André (CHE), Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
The Kudelski company makes hardware and software. He is on the board of directors of Nestlé, the armaments manufacturer Dassault and Credit Suisse, among others. Member of the Bilderberg steering committee.
Barton, Dominic (CAN), Senior Partner and former Global Managing Partner, McKinsey & Company
Rhodes Scholar (British Empire) and visited Oxford. Worked as an analyst for N M Rothschild & Sons in London. Trustee of the Rhodes Trust and the Brookings Institution. McKinsey & Company is a management and strategy consultancy with offices in 65 countries.
Kravis, Henry R. (USA), Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
US investor. He is co-owner of the large private equity investment company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), which became known in Germany in 2006 through the joint takeover (with Permira) of ProSiebenSat.1 Media. Its assets were estimated by Forbes at USD 5.5 billion in 2008. From 11 to 14 June 2015, he attended the 63rd Bilderberg Conference in Telfs-Buchen, Austria. In New York he worked under Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. with his cousin George R. Roberts at Bear Stearns, where he quickly became a partner.
Altman, Roger C. (USA), Founder and Senior Chairman, Evercore
Investment banker, ex-finance minister under Clinton. Member of the Bilderberg Steering Committee. Evercore advises on investment banking.
Arbour, Louise (CAN), Senior Counsel, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
One of Canada’s largest law firms. She has two orders and was a high judge.
Barbot, Estela (PRT), Member of the Board and Audit Committee, REN (Redes Energéticas Nacionais)
REN is a Portuguese transmission system operator.
Uhl, Jessica (NLD), CFO and Financial Director, Royal Dutch Shell plc
Previously with Enron (!) and Citibank. One of the major shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell is the Dutch Royal Family. Officially, the Royals only own a few percent today. The infamous Sir Henri Deterding once financed the NSDAP with very large sums of money. Deterding was the extremely rich main shareholder of the Shell oil company with connections to the high nobility. His partner Marcus Samuel had the support of Bankhaus Rothschild, which in turn had been established by the high nobility of Hesse-Kassel. In 1920, Deterding was knighted by the British King George V of Hanover. One of Shell’s major shareholders was the Dutch royal family, which of course made a decisive contribution to bringing the Hanoverians to the British throne. Glyn Roberts revealed in the book “The most powerful man in the world” that Deterding had already financed Hitler in 1921, even before the British consul in Germany became aware of Hitler. Through the agent Georg Bell 4 million guilders had flowed, but at that time the NSDAP was anyway chronically broke and indebted. After the failed coup attempt in 1923, the Bavarian government confiscated everything; the assets and the debts. But Deterding also gave money to the right-wing Free Corps and to Alfred Rosenberg. Deterding bought oil fields in the USA and also penetrated the Russian market with the help of George Macdonogh, head of the English military secret service, who was also involved in the infamous Royal Institute of International Affairs, whose counterpart in America became the Council on Foreign Relations. The exact total amount he donated to the Nazis is unknown. In 1937 there were 10 million guilders for Hitler and 40 million Reichsmarks for the German Winterhilfswerk. Glyn Roberts estimated a total of 55 million pounds, but many documents are simply untraceable.
Suleyman, Mustafa (GBR), Co-Founder, Deepmind
Was at Oxford; worked for the UN, the Dutch government and the WWF. In February 2016, Suleyman started DeepMind Health at the British Royal Society of Medicine. Deep Mind is about artificial intelligence. The other Deep Mind founder Demis Hassabis is a member of the British Royal Society. The company DeepMind, which is supposed to produce an artificial intelligence capable of learning, was bought by Google/Alphabet. Several billionaires had already invested in DeepMind, including Elon Musk and Peter Thiel.
Schmidt, Eric E. (USA), Technical Advisor, Alphabet Inc.
U.S. computer scientist and manager, and served as Executive Chairman (formerly Chief Executive Officer) of Google from April 2011 to August 10, 2015. As part of Google’s restructuring, Schmidt then moved to Alphabet Inc as Executive Chairman. Previously, he served as CTO of Sun Microsystems from 1983 to 1997, CEO of Novell from 1997 to 2001, and a member of Apple’s Board of Directors from 2006 to 2009. Schmidt joined US President Barack Obama’s technology consulting team in 2009 and teaches at Stanford University. The aristocracy and its networks have had a significant impact on Google.
Pouyanné, Patrick (FRA), Chairman and CEO, Total S.A.
Total is the French oil and gas giant, the fourth largest oil company and the eighth largest industrial company in the world.
Mundie, Craig J. (USA), President, Mundie & Associates: Chief Consultant at Microsoft.
Regular guest at Bilderberg.
Papalexopoulos, Dimitri (GRC), CEO, TITAN Cement Company S.A.
Formerly a consultant for McKinsey & Company, he is now head of a cement group. He is also a consultant to many industrial organisations.
O’Leary, Michael (IRL), CEO, Ryanair D.A.C.
Irish businessman and chairman of the low-cost airline Ryanair. Under his leadership, Ryanair has grown from a loss-making regional airline to Europe’s largest low-cost airline and the largest European airline in terms of number of passengers. O’Leary is considered an enfant terrible of the airline industry due to his extravagant performances and escapades.
Nadella, Satya (USA), CEO, Microsoft
A US computer scientist and since 4 February 2014 CEO of Microsoft as successor to Steve Ballmer.
Lund, Helge (GBR), Chairman, BP plc; Chairman, Novo Nordisk AS
Norwegian manager. Was Chief Executive Officer of the British BG Group, an energy company. In April 2015, Royal Dutch Shell agreed to acquire BG Group for 47 billion pounds. He is now Chief Executive Officer of British Petroleum (BP). Novo Nordisk A/S produces and markets pharmaceutical products and services.
Koç, Ömer (TUR), Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
The powerful Turkish Koc conglomerate is strongly linked to the West and regularly represented at Bilderberg. Koc is very dominant in the Turkish economy. The former family boss died under mysterious circumstances. He was Erdogan’s rival.
Cohen, Jared (USA), Founder and CEO, Jigsaw, Alphabet Inc.
Rhodes Scholar of Oxford. Member of the CFR. Served on the Policy Planning Committee of the US State Department. Jigsaw used to be called Google Ideas. “Conversation AI” is the name of the software that Jigsaw “designed to use machine learning and automatically recognize the language of abuse and harassment.” Jared is considered an expert on regime change and published a book with Google boss Eric Schmidt a few years ago. In it, they explained that modern technology will have to be used to remain relevant. But the “bad guys” would of course make mistakes because the technology is too complex for them.
Barbizet, Patricia (FRA), Chairwoman and CEO, Temaris & Associés
Business manager who has worked for various companies.
Boos, Hans-Christian (DEU), CEO and Founder, Arago GmbH
Considered a pioneer in the field of artificial intelligence. His development Hiro beats the best human players in complex strategy computer games. 80% of all jobs are to be taken over by machines in the future. Has a questionable attitude: “Let’s take the work of a medical pioneer like Robert Koch: today institutes are named after him. But would anyone dare today what he dared back then? This guy would probably be locked up.”
Buberl, Thomas (FRA), CEO, AXA
Chairman of the Management Board of the French insurance group AXA.
Zeiler, Gerhard (AUT), Chief Revenue Officer, WarnerMedia
Media guru, responsible for CNN, the station that hates Trump. Previously with Bertelsmann, RTL Group. Also worked for SPÖ politicians Fred Sinowatz and Franz Vranitzky. His foreign policy, especially after the collapse of the “Eastern Bloc”, focused on intensifying contacts with Eastern European states and preparing and implementing Austria’s accession to the European Union. Jean-Claude Juncker even awarded him the Luxembourg State Order, carrying the Golden Medal of the Jewish Lodge B’nai B’rith.
Wolf, Martin H. (GBR), Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times
Awarded the Order of the British Empire. Wolf was born in London in 1946 as the son of Jewish refugees. Studied at Oxford. Wolf is a member of the Board of Governors of the Ben Gurion University of the Negev in Israel. From 1991 to 1996 he was a member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society. In 2009 and 2010 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Supino, Pietro (CHE), Publisher and Chairman, Tamedia Group
Swiss lawyer and publisher. He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tamedia AG, one of the largest Swiss media companies. The Swiss recently voted for new weapons bans and were certainly influenced by the media. Supino has been a member of the Board of Visitors of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York since 2012. Columbia was once called King’s College and goes back to the British King.
Nora, Dominique (FRA), Managing Editor, L’Obs
She comes from a Jewish resistance family and is the daughter of the French civil servant Simon Nora and the niece of the historian Pierre Nora. L’Obs (originally called France Observateur and until 2014 Le Nouvel Observateur) is a major French news magazine.
Monzón, Javier (ESP), Chairman, PRISA
Total career type, member of Brookings. PRISA is the world’s leading Spanish and Portuguese speaking media group in education, news and information and entertainment. It is active in 22 countries. In 2010, entrepreneur Nicolas Berggruen joined Prisa with 900 million US dollars. By joining Prisa, Berggruen’s investor group gains a majority stake in the capital of the Spanish media group. Nicolas Bergguen has a think tank called Nicolas Berggruen Institute on Governance. With the help of Gerhard Schröder, Berggruen founded the Council on the Future of Europe together with another group of leading politicians, entrepreneurs, economists and social scientists. At the end of October 2011, this group met in Paris to “advance” the reform of European structures. Among other things, the Round recommended the establishment of an executive committee modelled on the UN Security Council and a permanent secretariat. What is needed is not less, but more Europe, which, however, is not conveyed convincingly by politicians to their voters. He therefore supported the idea of the United States of Europe. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Sanger, David E. (USA), National Security Correspondent, The New York Times
Graduated Harvard. Is considered a security expert. His ancestor Elliott Sanger graduated from Columbia University (King’s College) and married into the Bavarian Jewish Naumburg family, whose bank was considered a competitor to Goldman Sachs. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Aspen Strategy Group.
Pienkowska, Jolanta (POL), Anchor woman, journalist
Successful Polish presenter and journalist who is showered with prizes. Her husband Leszek Czarnecki is one of the richest Poles.
Minton Beddoes, Zanny (GBR), Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
Eldest daughter of a former British army officer and his German-born wife. Editor-in-chief of The Economist and co-editor of ZEIT. She is a member of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and studied at Oxford. Her sponsor was Jeffrey Sachs.
Micklethwait, John (USA), Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg LP
Studied at Oxford. Order of the British Empire. Editor-in-chief of Bloomberg. Worked for Oxford and the Chase Manhattan Bank. Awarded the British Order.
McCaskill, Claire (USA), Former Senator; Analyst, NBC News
American politician (Democratic Party). From 1999 to 2006, she was the state auditor of Missouri State. She has been a member of the United States Senate since 2007. After her defeat in the 2018 election, she retired from the Senate in January 2019.
McArdle, Megan (USA), Columnist, The Washington Post
Pseudo-libertarian, elitist blogger. Didn’t like Ron Paul at all.
Gruber, Lilli (ITA), Editor-in-Chief and Anchor “Otto e mezzo”, La7 TV
Has been to Bilderberg several times.
Feltri, Stefano (ITA), Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Il Fatto Quotidiano
Vice-Chairman of an influential Italian daily newspaper.
Döpfner, Mathias (DEU), Chairman and CEO, Axel Springer SE
A German manager. He is Chairman of the Management Board of the German media company Axel Springer SE. Döpfner is regarded as a close confidant of the major shareholder of the Springer Group and widow of the Group founder Axel Springer, Friede Springer, who is the godmother of his second son. In August 2012, Springer Döpfner donated 2 percent of its shares worth approximately 73 million euros to Döpfner on the occasion of her 70th birthday. His mandates in non-profit organizations include membership of the supervisory bodies of the European Publishers Council (EPC), the American Academy in Berlin, the American Jewish Committee, and the Global Board of Advisors of the U.S. Think Tanks Council on Foreign Relations. Döpfner is a member of the Atlantik-Brücke association, whose “Young Leader” program he has completed. Döpfner was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Aspen Institute in Berlin.
Albers, Isabel (BEL), Editorial Director, De Tijd / L’Echo
Studied at the University of Leuven and in Brussels.
Snyder, Timothy (USA), Richard C. Levin Professor of History, Yale University
American historian and professor at Yale University. Studied at Oxford himself. His research focuses on Eastern European history and Holocaust research. The Yale University dates back to the British Empire. In February 2017, Snyder On Tyranny (English: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons for the Resistance), which is largely a reaction to the 2016 US presidential election, in which Donald Trump won, was published. In the book, Snyder draws 20 lessons from the history of the 20th century and presents concrete steps with which (mainly American) readers could defend themselves against a possible collapse of democracy and the rule of a totalitarian regime.
Sitti, Metin (TUR), Professor, Koç University; Director, Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
Robotics expert. The Koc University goes back to the Koc Clan, which is regularly represented at Bilderberg and has had fat scandals.
Pagoulatos, George (GRC), Vice-President of ELIAMEP, Professor; Athens University of Economics
Liikanen, Erkki (FIN), Chairman, IFRS Trustees; Helsinki Graduate School of Economics
Finnish politician (SDP). From July 2004 to July 2018 he was President of the Central Bank of Finland and a member of the Governing Council of the ECB. From 1990 to 1994, when Finland was negotiating accession to the European Union, he was Finland’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the European Union. Member of the Trilateral Commission.
Shafik, Minouche (GBR), Director, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Dame Commander of the British Empire. Was Vice-Governor of the Bank of England and Director of the London School of Economics and Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Graduated Oxford. Was at the World Bank.
Rockström, Johan (SWE), Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Swedish resilience researcher who is particularly known for his work on planetary boundaries. Clarivate Analytics counts him among the most cited researchers in the world. Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Covers a lot of climate issues.
Kotkin, Stephen (USA), Professor in History and International Affairs, Princeton University
Expert on Stalin and the Soviets.
Hanappi-Egger, Edeltraud (AUT), Rector, Vienna University of Economics and Business
Austrian computer scientist and university professor. Hanappi-Egger is currently Professor for “Gender and Diversity in Organizations” at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration and since October 2015 Rector of the same university.
Grant, Adam M. (USA), Saul P. Steinberg Professor of Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Specialist in organizational psychology.
Garton Ash, Timothy (GBR), Professor of European Studies, Oxford University
Royal Society of Arts. Historian and writer. His research focus is the contemporary history of Europe since 1945. Studied at Oxford. Founding member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.
Demiralp, Selva (TUR), Professor of Economics, Koç University
She was an Economist with the Federal Reserve Board between 2000 and 2005 and also with the ECB and the Central Bank of Turkey. Turkey is experiencing severe financial problems due to NATO pressure.
Halberstadt, Victor (NLD), Chairman Foundation Bilderberg Meetings; Professor of Economics, Leiden University
Been with Goldman Sachs, Daimler Chrysler, and so on. Board member of the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children. Bilderberg Steering Committee.
Bostrom, Nick (UK), Director, Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University
Swedish philosopher at Oxford University. Thanks to their mention by Elon Musk and Bill Gates, Bostrom’s work on superintelligence became widely known. Fears Trnashumanism and intelligent machines.
Balta, Evren (TUR), Associate Professor of Political Science, Özyegin University
Political scientist. Has a degree from Columbia University. Was Fulbright visiting associate professor.
Brandtzæg, Svein Richard (NOR), Chairman, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Member of the powerful European Round Table of Industrialists.
Vestergaard Knudsen, Ulrik (DNK), Deputy Secretary-General, OECD
Was a diplomat and in the Foreign Ministry of Denmark, the important home of the Welfen.
Solhjell, Bård Vegar (NOR), CEO, WWF – Norway
Norwegian politician of the Socialist Left Party (SV).
Azoulay, Audrey (INT), Director-General, UNESCO
French civil servant and politician. Descends from the usual elite universities of France. From February 2016 to May 2017 she was Minister of Culture and Communication. On 13 October 2017, she was elected Director General of UNESCO.
Brende, Børge (NOR), President, World Economic Forum
Norwegian politician (Høyre) and president of the World Economic Forum since autumn 2017. Previously, Brende was Norway’s Foreign Minister in the Solberg government from 16 October 2013 to 20 October 2017, also responsible for development cooperation.
Krastev, Ivan (BUL), Chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies
Bulgarian political scientist and political consultant, he is also a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences. Founder of the think tank European Council on Foreign Relations. In his major political and contemporary work After Europe (2017) Krastev writes: “The refugee crisis proved to be the 9/11 of Europe”. “(“The refugee crisis turned out to be Europe’s 9/11.”) The opening of the borders, especially for Arabs and Africans, by the German federal government in 2015 had led to a new East-West divide, which, parallel to the North-South divide, threatened to politically tear apart the European continent.
Singer, Peter Warren (USA), Strategist, New America
American political scientist and military historian. He is Director of the Foreign Policy Project on US Policy towards the Islamic World at the Brookings Institution. In 2009, Singer published Wired For War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century. It critically describes and questions the use and further development of military robots, unmanned ground vehicles and unmanned drones in modern warfare.
Hedegaard, Connie (DNK), Chair, KR Foundation; Former European Commissioner
Danish journalist and politician of the Conservative People’s Party. From 2010 to 2014 she was EU Commissioner for Climate Change in the Barroso II Commission.
Kravis, Marie-Josée (USA), President, American Friends of Bilderberg Inc.; Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Canadian businesswoman. She serves on the international advisory staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She has attended virtually every Bilderberg conference since 1989 and is a member of the Council On Foreign Relations. She married billionaire Henry Kravis. Co-owner of the large private equity investment company Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), which became known in Germany in 2006 through the joint takeover (with Permira) of ProSiebenSat.1 Media. Its assets were estimated by Forbes at USD 5.5 billion in 2008. In New York, he worked under Jerome Kohlberg, Jr. with his cousin George R. Roberts at Bear Stearns, where he quickly became a partner.
Castries, Henri de (FRA), Chairman, Steering Committee; Chairman, Institut Montaigne
The Institute is a French non-profit, non-partisan think tank based in Paris, France. Its members come from the top groups. Henri has the noble title of a count. His father had a military career in France’s colonies. There is a book by Jean Francois de la Croix de Castries on 1772 which contains an article on the Order of the Rosicrucians. The title is translated as “Dictionary of religious cults from all over the world. The family history shows some counts and barons. He attended two elite universities: in 1976 he graduated from the École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris). He completed his further education at the ENA in 1980 with a degree in law, at the same time as Dominique de Villepin, François Hollande and Ségolène Royal. From 1980 to 1989, he held various positions in the French Ministry of Finance under various government constellations. In 1989, he moved to the headquarters of the AXA insurance group, where he was appointed Secretary General in 1991 with responsibility for the legal aspects of the restructuring and integration of the acquired Compagnie du Midi. In 1993, he was appointed General Manager of AXA with responsibility, inter alia, for real estate and financial investments. In 1994, he took over responsibility for North America and Great Britain. From 1996, he was involved in the merger of the two companies with the Union des assurances de Paris. In 1997, he became Chairman of the Board of AXA Financial. In 2000, he was appointed Chairman of the Management Board of AXA. Between 2003 and 2008, De Castries was President of the Geneva Association, an international insurance research organisation. On 1 September 2016, De Castries intended to step down from his position as CEO of the AXA Group and retire.
Godement, François (FRA), Senior Adviser for Asia, Institut Montaigne
Montaigne Institute again.
Walker, Darren (USA), President, Ford Foundation
Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Worked for the Rockefeller Foundation. The Ford Foundation greatly influences society. The history of the Ford Motor Company touches the Guelphen network in a significant way.
Scholten, Rudolf (AUT), President, Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue
He was a member of the Managing Board and General Director of Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG (OeKB) and from 1990 to 1997, as Minister of the Republic of Austria, was the country’s most influential cultural politician. Member of the Executive Committee of the Bilderberg Conference. In January 2010 Scholten was appointed Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Hypo Group Alpe Adria.
Schadlow, Nadia (USA), Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Deputy Assistant to the President, National Security Council: She works under Trump and McMaster (see above) for National Security. She is a full member of the powerful Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and has a hint of Russia with her B.A. degree in Government and Soviet Studies from Cornell University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from the John Hopkins Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her colleague on the National Security Council is Fiona Hill (CFR, Soros, Brookings and Eurasia Foundation).
Rubin, Robert E. (USA), Co-Chairman Emeritus, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Treasury Secretary
US banker, businessman and politician (Democratic Party). Rubin graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude. He then attended the London School of Economics and received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Yale Law School in 1964. Later he worked for the US investment bank Goldman Sachs from 1964 to 1992. Under President Bill Clinton from 1995 to 1999, he served as the 70th US Secretary of the Treasury. Rubin’s deputy was his later successor as Secretary of the Treasury, Larry Summers. The Clinton government’s economic and competition policy, which was based on a balanced state budget, was later referred to by him as “Rubinomics”. During Rubin’s term of office, the Glass-Steagall Act, a law separating credit and investment banks, was repealed. This reform made the merger of Travelers Group and Citicorp into Citigroup possible. From 1999 – after his resignation as Minister of Finance – until January 2009, Rubin worked for Citigroup as a consultant and director, respectively. Rubin received over $126 million for this activity. In the wake of the financial crisis, Citigroup received $45 billion and a $300 billion guarantee from the US government to protect the company from bankruptcy. In April 2010, he had to appear as a witness before a committee of inquiry into the financial crisis. Today, Robert Rubin, Paul Volcker, Austan Goolsbee and Jason Furman are just a few of the economic policy advisors to Democratic President Barack Obama.
Ferguson, Niall (USA), Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
British historian and Laurence A. Table Professor of History at Harvard University. He also taught at Jesus College, Oxford University and Stanford University. In the academic year 2010/2011 he also taught at the London School of Economics and Political Science as Philippe Roman Professor of International History. He is regarded as a specialist in financial, economic and European history, as well as the family history of the Rothschilds. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution and associated with INET, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, co-funded by George Soros. In 2004, he was named one of the 100 most influential individuals in the world by Time Magazine. In 1998, he caused a sensation with his book The Pity of War, which explored the causes of the outbreak of World War I. He came to the conclusion that it was not Germany, as many German historians (such as Wolfgang J. Mommsen) suspect, but the British Empire that was primarily responsible for the escalation in the summer of 1914.
Kissinger, Henry A. (USA), Chairman, Kissinger Associates Inc.
The scrap iron from Bilderberg. American political scientist and former politician of the Republican Party. The German-American Kissinger played a central role in the foreign policy of the United States between 1969 and 1977; he was a representative of a hard realpolitik as well as one of the architects of détente in the Cold War. From 1969 to 1973, Kissinger was a National Security Advisor, from 1973 to 1977 a Foreign Minister. In 1973 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize together with Lê Đức Thọ for a ceasefire and withdrawal agreement with North Vietnam. From 1977 to 1981, Kissinger was director of the American think tank Council on Foreign Relations. He was instrumental in the advancement of China by opening Western markets.
Petraeus, David H. (USA), Chairman, KKR Global Institute
Large listed private equity investment company headquartered in New York. Holds many investments in Germany. Petraeus was Director of the CIA from summer 2011 to November 9, 2012 and previously an officer in the United States Army, most recently as a four-star general. He resigned a few days after the US presidential election in 2012 in the wake of the Petraeus affair named after him.
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